Federal Government has endorsed over N35.4 billion for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Academic exercises may continue in state funded colleges one week from now.
In a goals achieved Monday night between the Federal Government and the authority of ASUU at the Conference Hall, Ministry of Labor and Employment, Abuja, the administration reported that Federal Ministry of Finance and Accountant General of the Federation have affirmed installment of N15,389,940,335.71 billion to suit installment of setback in all establishments that are Presidential Initiative of Continuous Audit, PICA fluctuated.
The Minister of Labor and Employment who unveiled this toward the finish of the gathering said the cash was transmitted on the Ngige additionally said that President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the installment of N20 billion for installment of extraordinary back payments of the 2009 and 2012 Earned Academic Allowances to the officially confirmed college framework.
“The cash is being chipped away at and will be discharged to ASUU when the procedure is finished,” he said. He emphasized government’s make plans to allow perpetual permit to ASUU to work the National University Pension Fund Administrator Company (NUPENCO) that will deal with the contributory annuity of state funded colleges. To this end, the Minister clarified that Federal Ministry of Education has been coordinated to liaise with National Pension Commission for the arrival of the lasting permit.
Ngige additionally guaranteed on the purpose of the Buhari organization to offer undisclosed sum from the N220 billion yearly revitalisation subsidize for colleges which was concurred amid President Goodluck Jonathan’s organization yet was reneged on.
He said government would search for assets and that a token which he didn’t unveil has been offered to the association to exhibit governmentas great confidence. As per him, ASUU is relied upon to return back to Government between Wednesday, ninth or Thursday, tenth January, 2019 to consent to important arrangements come to by the gatherings.
While speaking Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President who affirmed the assention anyway noticed that a portion of the recommendations from government requires further interview with ASUU individuals. “We have had a broad session seeing all issues. There are issues that require further conference at the dimension of our association before we can stand firm,” he said.